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Leader Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$90,000
$52,000
$90,000
$155,000
Did you know that the average leader makes $90,137 per year? That's valued at $43.34 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $52,000 and $155,000, meaning leaders have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most leaders find a job with technology and finance companies, while others work for technology, manufacturing, and retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Maine, Hawaii and New Jersey are the top states in the U.S. to pay leaders the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Portland, ME
$111,419
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Map of Leader Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Leader Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a leader is roughly $90,137 per year, which boils down to $43.34 per hour. Interestingly enough, leaders have the highest salaries in Portland, ME at about $111,419 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Portland, ME is $52,000. Additionally, leaders make more than the average salary in Jersey City, NJ, Houston, TX, New York, NY, Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA. On a more broad level, leader salaries are highest in Maine, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts. On the contrary, Wyoming, Utah, and South Dakota offer the lowest leader salaries.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$111,419
$111k

High Paying Leader Jobs

Average Leader Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a leader, being employed by a company such as Huron Consulting Group or Microsoft would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Adobe and Apple also report highly competitive salaries for leaders.

Company
Average Salary
$132,478
$132k
$129,277
$129k
$128,090
$128k
$122,911
$123k
$121,743
$122k

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Leader Salary History

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    Average Leader Pay By Industry

    Leader salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, manufacturing, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a leader can make a yearly salary of $108,056 while working for technology companies. All the while, other leaders are making $104,855 at manufacturing companies and $91,764 at retail companies. One industry leaders may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $61,974.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $108,056
    $108k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $104,855
    $105k
    Retail
    Retail
    $91,764
    $92k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $83,711
    $84k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $83,637
    $84k
    Professional
    Professional
    $69,925
    $70k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $61,974
    $62k

    Leader Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a leader can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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